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Grateful Dead Live at Roosevelt Stadium on 1976-08-04

Set 1

New Minglewood Blues
Row Jimmy
Big River
Looks Like Rain
They Love Each Other
The Music Never Stopped
Scarlet Begonias

Set 2

Help On The Way ->
Slipknot! ->
Franklin's Tower ->
Dancing In The Street ->
The Wheel ->
Samson And Delilah
% It Must Have Been The Roses %
Not Fade Away ->
Drums ->
The Other One Jam ->
Space Jam ->
The Other One ->
Ship Of Fools
Sugar Magnolia

Johnny B. Goode

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Roosevelt Stadium
Location Jersey City, NJ

Source sbd reel master>reel>10.5" reel @ 7.5 ips, dolby b
Lineage technics rs-1506>teac an-180>hd-p2 24/96>cd wave>adobe>flac
Transferred by Rob Berger


>>24 bit<<

source: sbd 2nd gen reel
Jerry Moore's copy

notes: two drop outs in Sugaree


Reviewer: mark_in_nj - - April 30, 2014
Subject: Awesome show
Awesome show....because it was awesome!

Awesome show....because it was my first!

More that that, it never ceases to amaze me, even after all these years, how many people I meet who tell me that it was their first show, too.

I drove there in my '67 Mustang and I took my girlfriend instead of my (deadhead) best buddy. So wrong of me....sorry Rob.
Reviewer: secret8476 - - March 21, 2012
Subject: My actual birthday
This is a show that was played on the day I was born. I am still in disbelief that today is the first day I have listened to this show. It is by all accounts, superb. First of all, Help/Slip/Frank was one of my all time favorite line-up of songs the Grateful Dead ever had to offer. While I feel I was privy to one of the greatest playings of these three songs ever (Deercreek '94- check it out for yourselves) this is a spectacular challenger. Its sooooo good and so much the essence of what they were doing at this time, it is hard for me to argue which line up was better.
If you add in the Dancin' in the streets following this trio and the Scarlet Begonias to start, it is hard to argue. Its sooo damn good, this may be the best. Please, please listen to this show. Its beyond good. Its The Grateful Dead. Pure. 5 stars. No doubt.

~ Let the good times roll
Reviewer: mddichard07 - - November 20, 2011
Subject: my favorite from '76
the reviews below me have summed it all up pretty well. you can hear everybody doing their own thing all show long. beautiful second set.
Help>slip>franklin's is perfect. just listen to billy go wild. so much synchronized positive energy between everybody this night. oh how i wish i was there!
Reviewer: NYLifer - - September 7, 2011
Subject: Video of entire first set at
Video of entire first set at
Reviewer: Longnstrange - - March 4, 2010
Subject: great show
It's got a little high end in it.
Reviewer: Folkhippy - - December 11, 2009
Subject: Great show!
This is a classic show from '76! The sound quality is spectacular! You can really focus on each individual instrument listening to this tape. Check out the major Phil Zone throughout the show! '76 was Phil's hottest year on bass. He does more soloing and up front bass work in songs during the '76 shows than most other years. Just listen to Sugaree! The early '76 versions of Dancin' in the Streets and Scarlet Begonias were owned by Phil. Just listen to the Dancin' on 1976-06-09! Great show/sound throughout! Don't miss this one either! His Alembic bass is so rich and thick! I love it!

And sorry Oh Uh Um Ah, the Dead stopped sounding like April '71 at the Fillmore long before this show! I enjoy '71 but I'd have to chose their '73-'79 sound over any other era. I love this lazy '76 sound!
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - - June 25, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live In Concert" August 4, 1976, at Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A.


Super 76' Soundbard.

Thanks to Mr. Rob Berger for the transfer.

East Coast magic from the American Bicentennial 1976.

Jersey City is just a hop, skip and jump from NYC.

Roosevelt Stadium was a great place to see the GRATEFUL DEAD. Easy access, lots of mass transit.

This show has a nice set list from 76' and it's 3 days after Jerry G's Birthday.

This is the sound of the GRATEFUL DEAD for the next twenty years.

Never again would they sound like April 71 at the Fillmore.

I recommend adding this show to your 1976 GRATEFUL DEAD collection if you can...

Billy and Mickey play the drums at this show.

Here's one way to download this show:

The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer.

RealPlayer is a free media player you can download at

Using RealPlayer to view this webpage, click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist. If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer. Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it. When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder. Repeat these steps for each song.

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the LOVE from 1976.

PS: Get em' while you can, get em' while they're free, get em' now or you'll be sorry...the Man giveth and the Man taketh away...WTTW

PSS: Remember to click on the "DeadLists Project" link and get the ticket for this show.
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